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2016

New photo purports to show 'iPhone 7' shell with single, raised rear camera opening

Monday May 23, 2016

A new image, claimed to depict a genuine rear shell for Apple's "iPhone 7," may support some other recent leaks pointing to the device's design features.

Rumor: Apple prepping as many as 78 million 'iPhone 7' units for launch

Monday May 23, 2016

Apple has reportedly instructed its supply chain to produce between 72 million and 78 million of the so-called "iPhone 7" in the run-up to that device's expected launch this fall.

Apple, Maine Department of Education working to swap 'toy' iPads for MacBooks

Monday May 23, 2016

The Maine Department of Education is working with Apple to give some schools the option of trading in classroom-based iPads for new MacBooks at no cost, as teachers have found the tablets "provide no educational function in the classroom."

Surge in OLED equipment orders linked to Apple's upcoming iPhones - report

Monday May 23, 2016

A major leap in display manufacturing equipment orders may strongly suggest that Apple is preparing to build OLED-equipped iPhones, possibly in time for 2017 models, a report said on Monday.

Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

Sunday May 22, 2016

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

Outlandish 'iPhone 7' chassis shell features quad speakers, new camera layout

Sunday May 22, 2016

A set of highly questionable photos posted to the web on Saturday supposedly show an "iPhone 7" rear casing sporting a quad-speaker array and vertically arranged rear camera, microphone and True Tone flash module, both hallmark design features seen on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Sunday May 22, 2016

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

Google I/O 2016: Android's Instant Apps seek to solve a key mobile problem

Saturday May 21, 2016

Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.

Google I/O 2016: Android deployment rate slips backward by 20 percent

Saturday May 21, 2016

Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment.

Apple's Tim Cook talks retail, manufacturing, encryption & more with Indian PM Modi

Saturday May 21, 2016

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, talking about issues such as retail stores, manufacturing, and app development, according to reports.

This week on AI: 2017 iPhone details, Buffett pumps $1B+ into AAPL, Cook's India trip & more

Saturday May 21, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on tour in India this week, but some of the most attention-grabbing news actually happened elsewhere, for instance giving a glimpse at what 2017 iPhones will look like, and solidifying Apple's financial future.

Apple working to bring entire product line to India, Tim Cook says

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Friday May 20, 2016

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

Friday May 20, 2016

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

Friday May 20, 2016

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

Apple's Cook dismisses Indian phone market concerns, says company 'focused on best, not most'

Friday May 20, 2016

The iPhone may have a small marketshare in India, but the company isn't worried about that and is instead holding out for the long-term, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published on Friday.

Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7" iPad Pro after update errors

Friday May 20, 2016

Following reports of broken updates, Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the latest-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro, promising that a fix is in the works.

First BMW vehicles with Apple's CarPlay coming later in 2016

Friday May 20, 2016

BMW -- one of the few major automakers without support for Apple's CarPlay -- should finally begin offering the technology later this year through two new vehicles, according to an official pricelist.

iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple's year-over-year drop in smartphone sales during the March quarter also caused the company to lose marketshare, though part of the shift can be linked to fast-rising Chinese smartphone makers, according to new research data.

US Senate introduces bill that would limit FBI's power to remotely hack devices

Friday May 20, 2016

The FBI's attempt to expand its surveillance and hacking authority, spotlighted by a public spat over encryption with Apple, has met resistance from members of the U.S. Senate, where a newly introduced bill would block search warrants for remote devices [updated].